Nuclear Crane, PGA Elect & other topics - PGA Spokesperson's Briefing

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04-Aug-2023 00:03:17
Briefing by the Paulina Kubiak, Spokesperson for the President of the 77th Session of the General Assembly.

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A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.

That is the message from President Csaba Kőrösi.

In a tweet, the President said that the dangers from nuclear weapons arise from their very existence. We should use our technologies and resources to create better lives; not costlier, deadlier threats.

In this context, the President wholeheartedly supports the hashtags #CranesforOurFuture campaign, and all it represents – a world without nuclear weapons, and a future where the horrors of the past are never repeated.

The campaign is held ahead of the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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This hour, President Kőrösi is meeting with PGA-elect Dennis Francis, and CDC-elect Collen Vixen Kelapile.

This is part of the ongoing cooperation between President Kőrösi and the Office, with the incoming PGA and his team.

And it’s also an opportunity to update the PGA-elect on the plans for the high-level UNGA week, that includes the SDG Summit.

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On the topic of UNGA high-level events…

This afternoon, President Kőrösi will meet with Ambassador Antje Leendertse, Permanent Representative of Germany, and Ambassador Neville Melvin Gertze, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Namibia.

They are the co-facilitators for the intergovernmental consultations on the preparatory process of the Summit of the Future. The preparatory ministerial meeting for the Summit of the Future will be held on 21 September.


Looking ahead to next week, you can expect President Kőrösi to continue meeting with his co-facilitators… on the topics related to the UNGA high-level week, to GA revitalization, to the processes that are mandated by the General Assembly.

Looking slightly further ahead… Three meetings this month to have on your radar.

On Friday, 25 August at 10AM in the Trusteeship Council Chamber… There will be the 96th plenary meeting. Action is expected on three draft resolutions. One of those resolutions will extend the preparatory period before the Solomon Islands graduate from the Least Developed Country category. Another draft sets the third United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries in Kigali for 18 to 21 June 2024.

Then the following week. On Tuesday, 29 August at 10AM in the GA Hall… yes, we plan to be back in the GA Hall… There will be the high-level plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day against Nuclear Tests. President Kőrösi will have remarks. We also expect the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, to make remarks, as well as other speakers.

Then on Thursday, 31 August at 10AM in the GA Hall… There will be the high-level forum on the Culture of Peace on the theme of “Promoting a Culture of Peace in the digital era”.


There were no questions for the Spokesperson.

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